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Unit 12 The Brewery, Cheltenham GL50 4AA, England
01242 250 088
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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We went with an open mind, at the invitation of a friend who was celebrating a birthday. The staff were not very communicative, but only because english is not their first language. Our friend engaged them in conversation about their home countries, where they had travelled etc. and soon had them... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Neil R
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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English first
Carmarthenshire
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed, meat very tough, sweet and sour sauce runny, overpriced particularly for children who are tall for their age as we had to pay adult prices. Presentation not good. Won't be going again.

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Midlands UK
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of the problems in this place is variability, the quality (or lack of) varies according to when you go. Today, prime time 6.30 pm on a Friday evening. I’d of thought it’s going to be good, because its busy and early evening everything fresh … anyway. Normally a highlight dish is the Teppanaki, freshly cooked in front of on... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went with an open mind, at the invitation of a friend who was celebrating a birthday. The staff were not very communicative, but only because english is not their first language. Our friend engaged them in conversation about their home countries, where they had travelled etc. and soon had them smiling and being the most courteous of hosts. Challenge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

As this restaurant is practically next door to the cinema in Cheltenham & offers a lunchtime buffet, we thought we'd give it a try, despite poor reviews, before an afternoon trip to see a movie. Wait staff were OK but not especially welcoming. A lot of food containers were practically empty when we arrived with over an hour to go.... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place really just isn't worth it. It's never been fantastic, it's just been worth it if you can't be bothered to cook and you're in town. Simply put, the food it mediocre at best but the service is just terrible. They just don't give a cr*p. It's also massively over priced - save your money and eat elsewhere

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a great buffet lunch today. Service was fine and food was up to scratch. Waiters etc. dressed smartly and attentive.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food is just about ok. but not worth the money. The drinks are cheap versions and yet still charged at premium prices. Very Disappointed, wont be going again.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited the Cheltenham real China tonight! Wasn't happy at all, food was as though it had been out all day! Chocolate cake was dry and horrible. Staff weren't friendly at all. Rather rude infact. Tried taking plates before we had even finished. We ordered pepsi and got flat coke. That taste as though it was tesco value,which I understand that... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have been here a few times and it used to be amazing, great atmosphere, hot tasty food....."used to be" being the point. I have been twice since thinking each time was a one off bad experience but it I have come to the conclusion that it is dying a death. I don't know if the management has changed but... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went back here after several years due to comments from people that it had improved. Went with friends. For £5.95p it was very good value. Varied choice of dishes, although there was no crispy duck to go with the pancakes. The chicken in plum sauce and the sliced pork were particularly tasty. Some of the dishes were warm rather than... More 

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Address: Unit 12 The Brewery, Cheltenham GL50 4AA, England
Phone Number: 01242 250 088
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: Unit 12 The Brewery, Cheltenham GL50 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 01242 250 088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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